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About IRES

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program engages U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in active high-quality collaborative research at an international site with mentorship from researchers at the foreign lab. IRES Sites (Track I) participants typically travel in small groups to non-U.S. locations for a summer-length immersive research experience and are required to participate in pre- and post-departure activities.

The IRES program is designed to:
  • Foster globally engaged U.S. science and engineering students, by giving students opportunities to engage in research while receiving mentorship from researchers at host Sites
  • Promote international engagement and collaboration, by supporting student participation in high-quality research in foreign settings and fostering international connections

Learn more about the IRES program at the NSF website.